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Nov
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comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Nov
1
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
@AffableGeek, I'm not trinitarian, I'm oneness.
Nov
1
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
@AffableGeek: the trinitarian implications of what you are saying are kind of off the map (sorry I don't follow). Even a single person can have more than one name. (do you have more than one name?)
Nov
1
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
@AffableGeek, if God has more than one name then explain to me the aforementioned scriptures. We can all agree that the name of the Son was Jesus, so if he came in his father's name ... that must be Jesus, and if the Holy Ghost is sent in his name ... it must be Jesus. The point is that there is one name for one God, and just as I am a father, son, and husband, there are different manifestations of God, but only one name. Don't the mentioned scriptures explain themselves as I stated?
Nov
1
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
A very interesting perspective on this.
Nov
1
comment What is the evidence that suggests that the Apostle Paul was married?
+1 - very good answer. These are some interesting suggestions. Thanks!
Oct
30
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
@TRiG, can you expand on that a little?
Oct
30
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
To add to the answer @Narnian gave, the one thing that stands out to me is that it doesn't preface it as a parable like it does in the following citations for example: Matthew 13:18 Luke 6:39 Luke 12:16 Luke 15:3 Luke 18:1 Luke 18:9 Luke 19:11 So, you of course have to decide, but if The Bible stated the aforementioned as parable's, wouldn't it have here as well?
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@warren, point well taken. Let's assume we don't know when Hell was created, and that it doesn't matter because it wasn't mentioned, but what we do know is that it's a holding place that will be cast into the lake of fire.
Oct
29
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
Possible duplicate of christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/11384/….
Oct
29
comment What is the difference between a church and a social club?
@AffableGeek, thank you for your support, I appreciate it. In the meantime I've made another enemy it appears. LOL. I can't make everybody happy.
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
However, that is why I try and reach all I can and do all I can to help people stay saved. I love all men and try to live peaceably with all, I want to see Jesus.
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
All, I know that this is hard to swallow, and it doesn't feel good to talk about Hell, but a significant number of souls will end up there. (Is 5:14; Mat 7:13)
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@warren, clearly he'll was not created during the formation of the world as it's not documented as such nor was it necessary until sin entered into the world. But Luke 10:18 shows where Satan fell like lightening from Heaven and so then a place would have needed to exist for him and his followers to go.
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@DJClayworth, and what exactly gives you the impression that you know the majority vs. the minority? I mean I take it you've spoken to every person who calls themselves a Christian and ran some statistics on them surrounding every possible topic?
Oct
29
comment How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
@DJClayworth, it appears from this post and others of mine you dislike me, and that's really quite alright, but I'm not sure what you definition of Christians is. Clearly you believe I stand outside that camp, but quite the contrary. Remember, my answers may be in the minority, but Jesus fell in the same category with the Pharisees, you may remember when he spoke to 5,000 and all went away but twelve and even one of them was a devil. Do I come on too strong for you? What is it that you're looking for? Maybe only people who see the bible the way you do?
Oct
29
comment What is the difference between a church and a social club?
@JimG, so what you're saying is you'd prefer both a newer version of the Bible because the KJV apparently is an invalid translation and you'd prefer somebody's opinion over the Word? Sorry friend but I won't be able to do that, please see 2 Timothy 2:15 - answering questions with the Word of God alone is the way things should be answered, that's why God gave us His Word, right?
Oct
29
comment Is saying “Oh My God” really using God's name in vain?
@DavidStratton, I gladly use scripture, and if you take a look over my other answers I hope you will be happy with those. But I was berated for using too much scripture and too long answers. I really didn't care honestly, but I'm trying to make sure I'm not overbearing.
Oct
28
comment What is the difference between a church and a social club?
@JimG., I fail to see how the scripture I cited is not applicable to answering the question. Are you able to expand on that or do you just not want to read answers that are complete by the mouth of two or three witnesses?
Oct
26
comment Is there anything unique to a christian marriage that non-christian marriages are deprived of?
I meant I would love to, but my phone felt you was the more appropriate choice apparently.